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The Artist’s Way — The Brilliance of Todd Reed

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It’s taken nearly three decades for the jewelry industry to catch up to Todd Reed’s vision of conscientious design. Not only has the Colorado-based designer been crafting jewelry with humane and environmentally sustainable origins for the last 27 years, his work is more than just beautiful — it’s art. We caught up with Todd while he was in New York where you can see and buy his unique pieces at the recently-opened Neiman Marcus store at Hudson Yards.

DPA: How do you prepare yourself to be creative?

TR: I look […]

A brilliant designer: Gina Ferranti

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Since making her debut as a jewelry designer, Gina Ferranti left a few careers behind: boutique owner, gemstone appraiser for David Yurman and sales associate for an antique jewelry gallery. It was her stint with Yurman that “got her juices going to design” and encouraged her to get certified as a gemologist. Now, after only three and a half years, she has created a stir in the high jewelry world with seven dazzling collections for her brand GiGi Ferranti which has won the attention of thousands of social media and […]

New jewelry designers to put on your radar

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It’s every jewelry lover’s dream: A day spent oohing and ahhing over beautiful, sparkly baubles at the spring JA show. As you can see in the photo above, even after four hours of walking the aisles at the Javits Center, Peyton and I are on what we call a jewelry high. Attending the shows, getting first looks at new designs and spotting trends is one of the major perks of being a style blogger. The other is discovering new-to-us designers and being able to talk to them about the inspiration, […]

Forever young—honoring Karl Lagerfeld

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By now everyone has sung his praises and said their good byes to Karl Lagerfeld, whose most recent—and sadly last—show for Chanel left me in bittersweet awe. Of course, when someone who cast such a large influence over us passes, a flurry of emails usually ensues with like minded friends sharing their stories and grief. In this case one journalist friend shared her experience of interviewing the designer, who she said was always a lot of fun. “He spoke in a rapidfire manner and always had an interesting take on things”, she continued. […]

Layer up! Dana Rebecca shows us her favorite ways to stack earrings

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If you needed any more proof that wrapping your ears in multiple studs, huggies, hoops and crawlers is a great mainstream fashion look—check out the creative combos above. All were created by the Chicago-based designer Dana Rebecca—who has sharpened her jewelry layering skills in the endless images she creates for her website, Instagram and Facebook, which have attracted a fan base of over 100,000 followers collectively. Beyond earrings, we love all things Dana Rebecca because the pieces are not only super pretty, but the entire line […]